Williams students, empowered by a liberal arts education, are uniquely poised for a rewarding career in the technology industry. Employers are also convinced that new hires from broader educational backgrounds are incredibly valuable. Check out these resources that can help you secure a great position in Tech:
- The Computer Science Student Activities/Advisory Committee (CoSSAC) website has compiled industry and research internships
- Williams’s Computer Science Department lists a collection of summer internships
- @cs_opp on Twitter posts “opportunities for undergraduates in Computer Science, including industry/academia/government internships, scholarships, fellowships, etc.”
- Pathways to Science also has a great directory of available research internships
- CareerKarma keeps a great list of technical boot camps to build up industry-specific skills (many students without a Computer Science degree can still find tech jobs through these certificates!)
- Massachusetts clean energy center is a good platform for those students interested in clean energy + tech to find employers.
It is always to your advantage to start applying for positions as early as possible. Make sure to fill out your profile and career interests in Handshake to ensure you receive communication from our office regarding job postings, events, and interviews. We also encourage you to set up alerts in Handshake for the employers you are interested in.
These curated in-depth guides below will help you get a closer look at each of the most popular fields in the industry. You should be able to find answers to the most common questions, get started with the Industry Primer.
Meet With Your Advisor
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or would simply prefer to chat in-person about your career opportunities, resume and cover letter, job applications, or interview skills, use Handshake to set up a half-hour appointment.
Kristen McCormack, Assistant Director, Arts, Communications & Technology